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Invasive ‘Cocaine Hippos’ Are Being Sterilized in Colombia

To deal with invasive hippos that were brought to Colombia by drug lord Pablo Escobar, the nation’s government is sterilizing, exporting and euthanizing the animals

Colombia’s ‘cocaine hippo’ population is even bigger than scientists thought

Colombia’s invasive hippo population is even larger than researchers had thought, according to the most thorough census of the animals conducted yet.

Cattle, not coca, drive deforestation of the Amazon in Colombia – report

Cattle-ranching, not cocaine, has driven the destruction of the Colombian Amazon over the last four decades, a new study has found.